Copyright Policy

 

REPORTING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

We take claims of copyright infringement seriously. It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. If you believe any materials accessible on or from this site (the "Website") infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access to those materials) from the Website by submitting a written notification to our Copyright Agent (e-mail: copyright-agent@atmel.com).

In accordance with Section (c)(3) of the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) ("DMCA," the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office web site, http://www.copyright.gov), the written notice (the "DMCA Notice") must include substantially the following items

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed (if the claim involves multiple works on the Website, you can submit one notification with a representative list of the allegedly infringed works).
  2. Identification of the material you believe to be copyright-infringing, in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material (ideally, please provide the URL for the allegedly infringing material).
  3. Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address).
  4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
  5. A statement that the information in the written notice is accurate.
  6. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
  7. Your legally-binding signature (physical or electronic).

(You may want to copy/paste this list of items into an e-mail to copyright-agent@atmel.com, as a template for your DMCA Notice).

IMPORTANT: Misrepresentations made in your notice about whether material or activity on the Website is infringing your copyright may expose you to liability for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA. Courts have found that you must consider copyright defenses, limitations, and/or exceptions before sending a notice. In one case, a company was required to pay over $100,000 for targeting material that was determined to be protected by the “fair use doctrine” under U.S. copyright law. Accordingly, in order to reduce your risk of being subject to damages, you may want to consult with an attorney.

You may send your DMCA infringement notification to our designated agent to receive DMCA infringement notices, by e-mail, fax, or physical mail:

DMCA Copyright Agent
Legal Department – IP Group 
1600 Technology Drive
San Jose, CA 95110
Tel: 1.408.441.0311
Fax: 1.408.487.2615
copyright-agent@atmel.com

Please note that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective and we will not process it.

 

COUNTER-NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES

If you believe that material you posted on the Website was removed, or access to it was disabled, by mistake or misidentification, you may file a counter-notification with us (a "Counter-Notice") by submitting written notification to our Copyright Agent (identified above). Pursuant to Section 512(g)(3) of the DMCA, the Counter-Notice must include substantially the following:

  1. An identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access disabled.
  2. Adequate information by which we can contact you (including your name, postal address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address).
  3. A statement under penalty of perjury by you that you have a good faith belief that the material identified above was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
  4. A statement that you will consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or if you reside outside the United States, for any judicial district in which the Website may be found) and that you will accept service from the person (or an agent of that person) who provided the Website with the DMCA Notice at issue.
  5. Your legally-binding signature (physical or electronic).

(You may want to copy/paste this list of items into an e-mail to copyright-agent@atmel.com, as a template for your DMCA Counter-Notice).

The DMCA allows us to restore the removed content if the party filing the original DMCA Notice does not file a court action against you within ten business days of receiving the copy of your Counter-Notice.

IMPORTANT: If you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Website was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.

 

REPEAT INFRINGERS

It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers, if possible and otherwise permitted by law.